Cruise Testimonials
What guests are saying about the Dave Koz Cruise

You and your team certainly excelled yourselves and laid on the most fantastic cruise.

We tell our friends that from the minute we got on the ship until the minute we got off, we had the best time. The artists, the events, the ship, the staff – everything was fantastic.

We so enjoyed the One to Ones, and our own UK crew were fantastic and only improved on this time with Elle Cato’s appearance. I must admit whilst we go regularly to the Pizza Express, we had never seen Elle before. She is a brilliant.singer, and we shall be looking out foe her in the UK. The Bad Boys of Budapest were new to us, and they were great too. IT goes without saying that the lead names and ALL the other artists were fantastic – Larry Graham, Jonathan Butler, Javier, Chris, Peter White, Deniece, Vincent etc etc.- too many to mention. Richard Elliot was just amazing.

I guess that just like many other cruise goers, we booked the cruise before even knowing the Line Up, but we were totally confident that whatever the line up would be, we wouldn’t be disappointed.

Thanks Dave for a wonderful time – we made some lovely friends (from the States), saw some beautiful new places, and we are still buzzing!

Sadly, we shan’t join you on the Australia Cruise as we have been there just a couple of years ago, and we don’t think we could manage the long haul again, but we know you will have a great cruise, and we look forward to 2020!

I know it’s a long shot, but is it at all possible that there is a film/recording of the final/only song that the singers – Biscuit, Jonathan, Javier and Chris and ? sang at the end of their One to One? It was incredible, and I shall never forget it.

In the meantime, thanks again Dave, have a great year until the next cruise.

Jannette and Dave

Regardless of who views this reply, we want to thank you for an absolutely fabulous cruise (13-20th)! Our friends have sailed with you since 2005 and FINALLY we decided 19 months ago to take the plunge. And we are so thankful we did! Since returning home, I’ve told friends and family that it was like attending the reunion for 2000 family members you’ve never met. Inspiring on so many levels. The music and performances were indescribable and we now understand when warned “sleeping is for when you get home”! ?
We shared the daily itinerary along with the memory book with our brother-in-law who has played at Spag’s regularly. We’re trying to persuade them to join us on our next voyage.

While onboard, I treated myself to some spa time and mentioned to the attendant that one thing that so impressed me about the cruise was the atmosphere of genuine love and caring throughout the week. In these crazy times, it was wonderful to just “be” with others who share the beauty of music along with some adventure. The attendant said she has never witnessed or felt it on other cruises.

The planning that went into the cruise and visits to ports of call is way beyond anything I could imagine. A heartfelt “Thank You” and we look forward to seeing you at the Summer Horns Tour in Clearwater! We’ll be wearing hats and pins!

Jane & Tom M.

This cruise was absolutely the best we’ve had! We brought friends with us. They were So amazed with everything! You and your entire crew, musicians and people behind the scenes, just blew them away! And it begins with you, Dave! Thank you for your amazing talents and for allowing us to travel the world with you. See you in Australia ! And our friends are in the waiting list !


Thank you. We were 1st timers and enjoy the friendliness of everyone on the boat. The staff was awesome. We have told all of our friends about the amazing time, music and food. Trying our best to get on the next Dav Koz Cruise. Thank you, Mr Koz for a journey we will never for get.

The Toomer – Reichert – Nolan Family

This cruise was absolutely the best we’ve had! We brought friends with us. They were So amazed with everything! You and your entire crew, musicians and people behind the scenes, just blew them away! And it begins with you, Dave! Thank you for your amazing talents and for allowing us to travel the world with you. See you in Australia! And our friends are in the waiting list!

Ann and John K.

Thank you again for a great cruise and now we can add my daughter to the Hooked on Koz Cruises…
We are unable to do the Australia cruise this upcoming time but are planning on the alternate choice.
And yes my favorite quiet hidden away gem….
Justin Hopkins unbelievable talent
Our favorite peter white and Dave of course.
See you sooon hopefully Asia will be in your upcoming sites

Carol and Desiree

The Baltic trip was indeed the best: you’ve set such a high bar I’m doubtful it can ever be surpassed. Mary and I look forward to seeing you for sure in Australia and, if possible, this summer.
You, the artists and your entire entourage enrich our lives and uplift our spirit every time.


My husband, Oliver, and I had a grand time on this DKozCruise. It was “assolutamente magnifico”. And Dave is right when he wrote in his Thank-you letter that it is very difficult to describe with words alone the experience of this particular cruise. And this is our fourth!! We are blessed to be able to go cruising in such a fashion. Everyone was gracious, from the performers/artists to our fellow cruisers to the Holland America crew.

We would like express our heart-felt thanks to the whole Dave Koz Cruise team for a job very well done!! And our gratitude to all the performers for sharing with us their many talents.

Melendre S.

Wow!!! There are no words that can describe the love and gratitude I have towsrds you and the amazing artists you had on our cruise…everything was beyond what I could posdibly imagine. THANK YOU, thank you, tbank you for making this trip unforgettable and the BEST vacation ever!! Love to you and all the musicians that helped to make this a trip I will never forget!!! Much love and appreciation

Kathy P.

Best most wonderful trip I have ever been on, absolutely fabulous! Had been trying for years to get on one of your cruises and this was a dream come true. You can be sure this will not be the last. See you in the summer at the Side by Side Tour.

Barbara B.

I’m a traveler!! Been a lot of places with a lot of people!! The 2017 Dave Koz Cruise was Spectacular!! Dave Koz, you are Spectacular!! It is you who emits a glorious spirit in all the facets of your being that radiates out to all of us, making us want to be part of such a great aura. We all feel like we’re part of a big, wonderful family. I still feel it; can’t stop telling people. I’m not on social networks but I will , after 2018, always go wherever you go. I’m now going to proudly become a “Dave Koz Cruise Junkie”! Thank you, thank you , thank you!!!

Victoria S.

You have no idea of how much this trip meant to me, because I can’t even find all the words myself. There’s no way for me to join 2018, but I’m EAGERLY awaiting the 2019 release. Australia and New Zealand are my ULTIMATE bucket list locations. No better way to go than with you! Again, I thank ALL involved, behind the scenes to make the additional magic that brings it all together. Thank Mary for all her work to get Dave everywhere he needed to be. She’s a gem!

Lenita J.

Have been meaning to write and thank you so much for one of the best vacations ever. Entertainment was off the charts. You were all so real, warm and caring and put your heart and soul into every performance. The whole ship became one big happy family with the same thing in common. Loved sharing the after hours getting to know and take pictures with you and the other entertainers either in different lounges on ship or casino, etc. Met the nicest people. Made a lot of friends . Have been wanting to join your cruise for years and finally made it. It was everything I could wish for. Thank you also for the lovely gifts sent to our stateroom each night. Love each and every one. Will not be making 2018 cruise but hope for the next. Going to try and make your Westbury appearance in July. Also would like to say it was my first cruise on Holland America and the first time for an inside cabin and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise and the food was excellent. I have always been a big Royal Caribbean fan. Thanks again for one of the best times in my life. Hope to see you soon, maybe in Westbury next month. Have some great pictures including one of me, you and Barbara but don’t know if I will be able to put them on facebook since up I am not on facebook but thinking about it. Keep up the good work!! see you soon, hopefully in July.


I just arrived home from the most fabulous time of my life. It feels as though I am being thanked when in fact, I should be pouring out thanks and appreciation for the best hospitality, generosity and thrills of my life. Dave Koz and Friends outdid themselves; especially the seemingly selfless, Mr Koz himself, who embellished each and every performance creating heightened enjoyment and appreciation… You know I just don’t know if there are words enough to accurately express what the experience has done for me. I told my friends that if I died today, they should celebrate because I had the happiest days ever and can’t imagine anything topping my Dave Koz & Friends at Sea experience. My friends and family are saying the same thing: that I look like I dropped years and loads of stressed and that gives testament to having had a blast!!!!! I could go on and on…. WHAT HUGE HEARTs Dave Koz and Friends have; their thoughtfulness and friendliness brought tears to my eyes many times during the cruise. Thank you for the tributes to great musicians and singers who have died.

Glennis B

After being on 189 cruises…I must say this was the most amazing experience I’ve had! Exceeded expectations like I never imagined! Hats off to all those who do what they do with passion! Thanks Tracy, Ann & team for allowing Tammy and I to be a part of your crew!!! WOW!! What a difference this week has made in my world! Alaska here we come!

Juli B

Dave’s talent, his personality, his sense of humor and his showmanship are just a few of the many reasons I have sailed on FIVE cruises featuring Dave Koz; I also must thank Dave for enriching my life with his music and his generosity in expanding MY circle of friends to include many special people I have met on cruises he’s hosted. Muchisimas Gracias from a grateful fan in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Rita T

Not only was this the best vacation my husband I ever experienced but you were a magnanimous host and a fabulous ambassador for jazz enthusiasts and mentor for upcoming talent. You totally succeeded in providing more opportunities for phenomenal quality music and up close and personal exposure to talent than one could possibly fit in a daily schedule.


Thank you very much for your endless attention to everyone, for the beautiful music played and the fun that we all enjoyed very much! It was a great experience being my first jazz cruise!

Martha P

We had a great time!! I know so much planning went into this cruise to make it special and it truly was a special week. Everything was great. The music, the food, the weather, the crew, and the ports. The musicians were very approachable and friendly too. They appeared to be as happy as I was to be aboard the Navigator of the Seas. A big Thank-You for a wonderful vacation and for your kindness. Thank-you for the nightly gifts to keep the wonderful memories alive.

Chris H

It was the best trip of a lifetime!


Geez…. Thanks Dave… For all the memories made possible on this Fan-tabulous cruise! I shall never forget this one..!!!!!!!


The trip was amazing I really enjoyed myself. The best vacation I had.